Stay Free's Illegal Art in San Francisco

Carrie McLaren carrie at stayfreemagazine.org
Wed Jul 16 14:40:26 EDT 2003


ILLEGAL ART LIVE MUSIC in SAN FRANCISCO

Tonight! Wednesday, July 16, 8 p.m.
Don't miss the good times as Wetgate, Wobbly, Steev Hise, and Mr. 
Meridies plunder copyrighted sounds with abandon!  At A LOFT, 25A 
McLea Court (off 9th Street), San Francisco. Sliding scale donation 
of $5-$10 at the door.



ILLEGAL ART FILM AND VIDEO

We just uploaded a much nicer version of Todd Haynes' cult classic 
SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY to Stay Free's Illegal Art site 
(http://www.illegal-art.org/video/) and it is now available for free 
downloading (try the mpeg-2 -- that's the clean one )

We'll also be screening the much-less-crappy version of SUPERSTAR at 
the Illegal Art film fest next week in San Francisco.

See the schedule below or visit http://www.illegal-art.org/video



Wednesday July 23
2 pm - Program a
4 pm - Program b
6 pm - Program c
8 pm - Program d
10 pm - Program a


Thursday July 24
6 pm - Program b
8 pm - Program d
10 pm - Program e


Illegal Art Film & Video Schedule
at Roxie Cinema (3117 16th St., at the corner of Valencia St.)
Tickets available at the door: general, $8; seniors and children, $4.


PROGRAM A
Wednesday, July 23 * 2 pm, 10 pm

Paul Harvey Oswald, Fair Use
Eric Fensler, GI Joe PSAs
Bryan Boyce, State of the Union
Phil Patiris, Iraq Campaign 1991
Brian Springer, Spin

In Spin, documentary filmmaker Brian Springer captures the 
behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the 
early 1990s. Pat Robertson banters about "homos," Al Gore learns how 
to avoid abortion questions, George Bush talks to Larry King about 
halcyon-all presuming they're off camera.  Iraq Campaign 1991 
transforms network news footage, clips from Star Trek, and sports 
coverage (all used without permission) into a devastating critique of 
the media/industrial complex.


PROGRAM B
Wednesday, July 23 * 4 pm
Thursday, July 24 * 6 pm

Tim Maloney with Negativland, Gimme the Mermaid
Craig Baldwin, Sonic Outlaws

Sonic Outlaws is a gleefully anarchic documentary focused on the band 
Negativland and its travails with copyright and trademark 
infringement. The film also probes the world of recontexualizing 
corporate advertising through culture-jamming. Director Craig Baldwin 
and Don Joyce (of Negativland) will be on hand to introduce the films 
and answer your questions.



PROGRAM C
Wednesday, July 23 * 6 pm

Greg Hittelman and Jed Horovitz, Willful Infringement

A new documentary about copyright law featuring a Rolling Stones 
cover band, Public Enemy, copyright guru Lawrence Lessig, and a 
couple of clowns. Lessig will be on hand to introduce the film and 
answer questions afterward.



PROGRAM D
Wednesday, July 23 * 8 pm
Thursday, July 24 * 8 pm

Keith Sanborn, The Artwork in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility
D. Jean Hester, Buy Me
Paul Harvey Oswald, Natural Thing
Eileen Maxson, Untitled
Brian Spinks, Bill Wasik, Eugene Mirman, Black Thunder
Michal Levy, Giant Steps
Jem Cohen, excerpt from Chain
Naomi Uman, Removed
Michael Colton, Puppy Love
Todd Haynes, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
	(shown without permission)

A series of shorts that appropriate copyrighted works in one way or 
another: through the use of found footage (Black Thunder, Natural 
Thing, Removed), unauthorized music (Giant Steps), or corporate 
imagery (Chain). Plus Todd Haynes' cult classic Superstar. With 
Barbie dolls as the principal actors, Superstar portrays the life of 
Karen Carpenter and her battle with anorexia. Haynes never secured 
the rights to the Carpenters' music he used in the movie, and Richard 
Carpenter filed an injunction that kept Superstar from public release.



PROGRAM E
Thursday, July 24 * 10 pm

Brian Spinks, Bill Wasik, Eugene Mirman, Black Thunder
Bryan Boyce, Special Report
Michael Colton, Puppy Love
Joe Gibbons, Barbie's Audition
Jino Choi and Dan Spalding, Fellowship of the Ring of Free Trade
Greg Hittelman and Jed Horovitz, Willful Infringement

Another set of stellar shorts, headlined by Willful Infringement, a 
new documentary about copyright law featuring a Rolling Stones cover 
band, Public Enemy, copyright guru Lawrence Lessig, and a couple of 
clowns.



A DVD of some of the shorts is also available for a donation of $30 
or more. Details:
http://www.illegal-art.org/video/dvd.html




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